A premonition is a strong feeling something is about to happen. They're mostly associated with bad events. Perhaps because impressions of tragedy are stronger than impressions of wonderful.
When I moved into a new apartment in NYC, I had a nasty dream about a dark shadow trying to get inside. I couldn't run down the hall to shut the door fast enough. Needless to say, they were the worst landlords ever.
Are they premonitions, or am I picking up on information my brain doesn't know how to fully process? So it comes across as a terrible vibe, a really terrible vibe?
I've also had good ones. Usually if I dream I did well on a test, I did very well on a test.
Premonitions are actually quite common. There may be a scientific explanation for them. They may be bred into our genes. Being able to react quickly to information that isn't easily quantifiable would have helped our ancestors survive. It can help us survive, if we listen.
I believe in my case, I was picking up on signals and information I wasn't fully conscious of at the time. What do you believe? Is it scientific or is it something more?
Premonition came into my life recently when misreading a road sign. Oddly, it was while visiting the real Oregon town that inspires Settler, the town featured in my series, The Rifters. I thought the sign said, Premonition Center. It did not. I can't remember what it really said, but I took the sign literally as a sign for the next book.
It was such a funny occurrence in a place associated with my series, I knew I had to use it. It's 'a sign' after all.
Have you ever had a premonition? What about?
Not a premonition precisely but I do get feelings about people. And have learned to trust them.ReplyDelete
Me, too. My feelings tend to be right as well.Delete
Hi Mary - Often when driving, particularly when young, I'd take a new route and something bump into people I wasn't expecting to see ... but was glad to. I had premonitions re this flat - and I should have taken note - still ne-er mind - a story to be told some day, and an experience for the now ...ReplyDelete
... and as EC says - we can sometimes we feel ... we need to move away from people, or stay with them ... strange but true ... I'm sure as humans we are missing much during evolution ... looking at animal and insect life ...
Husband and I usually do that on our adventures - take a road we have a feeling about.Delete
I've never had a premonition. I think with it comes to psychic stuff, I'm as sensitive as a doorstop. LOLReplyDelete
I've never had a premonition, and I'd like to think I'm good at reading people. I think maybe we all have a little bit of psychic ability and it rarely comes into our waking hours. If only more people could remember their dreams or paid attention to them!ReplyDelete
I do believe it comes into dreams because that's where we process the day's info. But if people are energy and put out energy, maybe it's not so far-fetched to be able to pick up that energy even if not face to face.Delete
I've had several premonitions over the years. For example, my family and I went out to a movie. Afterwards, we were planning to go out to eat, but my dad said he really should go and help out at the church that evening. I begged him to skip it and come with us. I don't know why, really, but I kept telling him he should come with us and not go and help out at the church. Did he listen? Nope. At the church, they were moving a large safe from the parsonage to the church. He slipped, fell, and broke his back. So I've come to realize if I have a really strong feeling about something, then I--and others--need to listen.ReplyDelete
Fascinating. That's a step above what I get. But you've learned to listen, so may have trained your senses more. Cool.Delete
I don't know if premonitions are true or not, but once in my life, I had a strong one and I acted on it. It was long ago. My children were young: my son was 12 and my daughter was 6. I wanted to go see a show in a local theatre, and as I was a single mother, I usually left my son to babysit his sister in such situations. So I left the kids alone, went out the door, and had a terrible feeling that something will go wrong if I leave. I didn't even make it to a bus stop. I came back home and told the kids I changed my mind about the show. Nothing happened that evening, but I still believe that if I went out that day, something really bad might've happened.ReplyDelete
Very interesting. I think it's wise we listen to our intuition, even if it seems illogical.Delete
The only real premonition I had was when I was a kid. I dreamt I fell in the bathroom and ripped my pants at my knee and then, the next day, it happened! What I normally can sense is when I get a strong feeling that someone is "bad". I get a strong feeling to stay away from someone and it usually comes out true. Thankfully, it doesn't happened very often.ReplyDelete
I've had dreams that later happen. Mine was about nothing traumatic. Maybe what they say about time is true.Delete
I have premonitions all the time, usually trivial, but occasionally... There was, for example, a car accident that my brother and I (along with the woman he was married to at the time) were in, and I'm really not sure if the premonition was mine or his, or if we both had a premonition about needing to get off the road immediately. At any rate, she was driving, and she didn't listen to us, and the car we were in ended up getting somewhat crushed between the van that hit us (its brakes had gone out, we learned later) and the three vehicles in front of us that it took to stop the pile-up from moving even farther forward.ReplyDelete
For that matter, I met my brother because of a premonition. (I know that sounds weird: "I met my brother..." We weren't raised together, though.) It may or may not have been the follow-up of a dream I'd had when I was sixteen (several details of the dream matched up with what actually happened, and some of them are... unlikely to have been coincidence), but I woke up that morning (a Tuesday in late July, 1995) knowing I HAD to be at a particular place in town later that day. So I went there, and there was this guy who looked like me... (So, on top of everything else, you get a bonus "weird stuff identical twins do" anecdote. :-) )
Those are extremely interesting occurrences. I'd like to know where these 'feelings' come from and if they can be replicated if we figure that out.Delete
Not premonitions but I do get strong feelings about people and they more often than not turn out to be true!ReplyDelete
I've had some, mostly minor things.ReplyDelete